A Way of Walking: Poems in the Traditional Forms and Metres of Japan

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Ekstasis Editions, 1994 - 80 pages
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Perhaps his most personal collection, A Way of Walking is Robin Skelton's second book to poems in traditional Japanese metre. Like most Japanese poetry, the poems are charged by sentiment and sensibility, an economy of statement and, at their centre, an affirmative expression of well-being.

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During his life, Robin Skelton was a poet, critic, editor, fiction writer, anthologist and translator. He was called Canada's Merlin, its Wizard of the West. In his work he explored many poetic forms, including some oriental forms rarely, if ever, explored by a western poet. Skelton passed away in 1997, but just as he mentored many young writers during his life, his writing continues to influence the life and work of a new generation of poets.

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